extremely windy? >> reporter: yes. right on cue, carolyn. extremely windy. and the rain is pounding harder. it sounds like hail is falling on my hood right now. just to give you a little indication of how you windy it is, signs across the sidewalk have fallen down. this warning of the dangerous waves breaking over the sea wall, use caution, of course. the waves are breaking over the sea wall. as you can see the swells about 7.5 feet right now. people across the bay area can expect waves of up to 16 feet today. so as lisa was saying, try to stay indoors. it is dangerous out here. and even to be walking. but, of course, to be driving. speak of walking, no one is out here this morning. really they are staying inside, a heeding all of the warnings that it is not safe to be out. we did encounter one woman who lives about a block from the pier and she was walking her little dog daisy and i asked her about that.